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Mastering the VC game isn’t easy: how to raise your first round of capital...

Venture capital is the lifeblood of many start-ups but this game is as unpredictable as it gets. According to former entrepreneur turned VC, Jeff...

Crowdfunding: ‘Dumb money’ or democratisation of capitalism?

From what we have seen so far, crowdfunding is here to stay. It can be a boon to countries like Australia where the entrepreneurial spirit thrives and high-growth startups can be an engine of growth. Still, there are a lot of questions, notably about its structure and regulation.

iLab’s Annual Investment Summit helps entrepreneurs better understand the process of raising capital

Australian startups are increasingly finding it difficult to raise money. The Annual Investment Summit from iLab wants to help out. The summit, held on 25 August 2011, focuses on growing business by raising angel or VC funding.

Five things I learned at Pitch Club in Melbourne last week.

Lesson #1: There is definite value in pitching unprepared. One of the pitchers on the night had not pitched before. You could tell he was hungry to get in front of the crowd and tell his story. This is because few of us ever get the opportunity to have our ideas challenged.

Checkmates: Couple’s chess club and bar idea wins angel grant

A few months ago, when her partner was having trouble finding work, Jasmine Costello encouraged him to learn chess as a way to take his mind off the job rejections. Rich loved the game so much that it led to an entrepreneurial brainstorm that recently earned the couple the 2010 Commander Business Grant. They call it Chess-Nuts.

So you have a great idea that could make a lot of money, but...

It’s one thing to have a great idea that could potentially make you a lot of money or serve a social purpose, but it’s another to get that idea off the ground. To transform your idea into reality, you will need determination and, just as importantly, you will need funding.

CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010

Are you seeking venture capital? Do you have what it takes to raise private equity? Are you familiar with the value of angel finance? The CAPITAL RAISING CONFERENCE 2010 is for entrepreneurs, innovators and business builders wanting to learn and acquire skills and tools for raising capital.

Nine Aussies among 25 entrepreneurs creating companies on The Startup Bus travelling from San...

25 entrepreneurs (including nine Aussies) board @TheStartupBus from San Francisco to attend the South by Southwest (SxSW) Conference in Austin. They are to build five businesses from concept to launch over the 48-hour road trip. Their biggest challenge so far is apparently overcoming motion sickness during the trip.

Pitch Club returns to Melbourne

Pitch Club is partnering with the Melbourne Angels group, affiliate and founding members of AAAI (Australian Association of Angel's Investors) for its next...

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